In Hip Hop, comparisons between artist past and present artist can be as different as they are unfair. Some characteristics parallel while others are unintentionally subtle. So it’s only right to see the similarities between both veteran Lady MCs and new class.
1) City Girls = Salt N Pepa
The City Girls are less of the Salt N Pepa’s sophisticated Let’s Talk About Sex, and more Push It back when the duo threatens to take women’s boyfriend’s hostage like the remake version of I’ll Take Your Man.
2) Tink = Lauryn Hill
Both have a playful method to their flow that can be lyrically deadly if underestimated added by their shared equal singing ability. However, Lauryn Hill set a bar too high for even herself to achieve.
3) Cardi B = Trina
Neither artist will waste no time with musical metaphors while giving brash instructions on how to tickle their fancy.
4) Megan Thee Stallion = Lil Kim
Lil Kim greatest musical gift was/is the authenticity fans felt from each verse she delivered. Megan Thee Stallion, whose rhyme style may be different but shares the same quality of the audience believing that both artists are speaking from personal experience.
5) 3Dnatee = Bahamadia
Both do great storytelling rhymes that take its listener through a journey. Song’s like Maria and True Honey Buns are both tales of friend’s they witness making continuously bad decisions
6) Malibu Mitch = Rasheeda
Pretty Girl rap that will slap you in the face twice without breaking their fresh polish nails.
7) DojoCat = Left eye
Unapologetic insult mic approach to any femcee they think is lesser than them added by a high level of DGAF’ness.
9) Nicki Minaj = Foxy Brown
There is no argument that in Nicki Minaj’s early YouTube days she was making great Lil Kim impression type music. However; as she grew into stardom her style of aggressive deep voice performance and fashion choices morphed into more Foxy Brown.
10) Young M.A. = MC Lyte
Young M.A. has always been about BARS and no Hip Hop pioneer Femcee geta higher praise for her mic skills than MC Lyte. Check out Young M.A.’s Eat and MC Lyte Paper Thin for any further proof.
11) Kashdoll = Gangsta Boo
12) Tierra Whack – Missy Elliot
Tierra Whack took not only took a page but borrowed the entire Missy Elliot playbook by making unpredictable music with an abstract rhyme style delivered in futuristic videos.
13) Cuban Doll = Boss
15) Kamyaiyah = Mia X
Versatile rhyme flow that stood out among women and men MCs alike. Both create stories in their music and command the beat no matter if smooth or rough.
17) CupCakke = Khia
NoName’s performance on Song 31 is with the same playful yet deadly wordplay as Roxanne Shante’s Roxanne’s Revenge.
19) Dej Loaf – Suga T
Dej Loaf does great sing-song rap that Suga T outside the Bay Area never received credit for.
20) Lizzo – YoYo